[Talk-GB] Problematic edits to access and oneway tags
wp4587 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 14:24:55 UTC 2018
Over the last two days there have been a series of edits with users
removing or changing access and oneway tags. Around Nottingham the
quality of these edits has been very poor with 6 of the 7 changesets
appearing to remove or change accurate information. My impression is
that some sort of validation tool is being used and tags are being
indiscriminately changed to make supposed 'errors' go away.
The editors making these changes are operating across the world, so they
are unlikely to be using any local knowledge. Three of the edits in
Nottingham have targeted areas where recent highway alterations have
been made. These areas have already been at least partially updated by
local mappers on the ground. It's disappointing to see this survey data
being fouled up.
The purpose of this message is mostly to suggest other mappers might
wish to check areas they are familiar with to see whether similar
problematic edits have been made.
Also, does anyone know which validation tool is being used and whether
these are paid mappers? The 7 changes around Nottingham have been made
by 5 different editors all operating in a very similar way. None of them
has yet responded to changeset comments.
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